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Facebook real name policy: the frustration!

Posted Fri 26 Jun 2015 - 13:51 | 4,044 views
Facebook has constantly been in the spotlight for its questionable community standards. Recently, users are required to provide the name they use in real life; the reasoning for this is that, that way, you always know who you're connecting with and apparently this helps keep the online community safe.

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Talking about snowflakes on the iceberg

Posted Fri 19 Jun 2015 - 17:31 | 6,441 views
It is late spring of 2015 and we are sitting in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, talking about a grave violation of women's human rights: violence against women (VAW). It has been a long time since I have been invited to speak about technology-based VAW to a group which is primarily working in the area of women's rights and VAW, but engages little if at all with internet rights. It is...


Briefings on technology-related violence against women for the 29 Human Rights Council session

Posted Wed 17 Jun 2015 - 18:42 | 3,262 views
APC developed a brief and a background document on technology-related violence against women to support its advocacy efforts at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council.


APC's Oral Statement on Violence against Women at the UN Human Rights Council

Posted Tue 16 Jun 2015 - 14:59 | 3,214 views
During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chat Garcia Ramilo delivered an oral statement on behalf of the Association for Progressive Communications calling on all States to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing...

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Why I decided to study feminist activism on social media

Posted Mon 15 Jun 2015 - 17:13 | 8,969 views
"As part of my research, I found it important to not just study and document such instances of misogynistic violence in online spaces but also instances of activism, of resistance, of solidarity," states Sujatha Subramanian in this great article that tracks back the path she walked to write "From the streets to the web: Looking at feminist activism on social media".

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Technology-related VAW addressed by report of Special Rapporteur on violence against women

Posted Mon 15 Jun 2015 - 13:58 | 4,298 views
The report produced by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences contains the findings following her visit to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from March to April 2014. The report flags technology-related violence as one of the ways in which VAW manifests, pointing specially to online harmful behaviours such as humiliation, harassment,...


Gender violence on the internet: The Philippine experience

Posted Mon 15 Jun 2015 - 13:03 | 6,447 views
The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) prepared this country report as part of the broader study conducted by the Association for Progressive Communications on "End violence: Women’s rights and safety online," which involve seven different countries. It looks into the existing legal remedies and corporate policies in the Philippines as they relate to technology-related violence...

Philippines: Exploring technology-related violence against women and children

Posted Mon 8 Jun 2015 - 13:47 | 6,659 views
We’re back! – with the second in a series of seven mini-editions highlighting APC’s project “End violence: Women’s rights and safety online”. Each edition focuses on one country where we carried out the research, and this time round, we’ll look at the Philippines. Bringing together articles, key findings and an interview with the research team, this edition looks at cases ranging from celebrity...

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Of celebrity sex tapes and child porn: talking about technology-related violence in the Philippines

Posted Mon 8 Jun 2015 - 12:48 | 6,953 views
The Philippines was one of seven countries covered by APC’s research project “End violence: Women's rights and safety online”. The research in the Philippines was done in association with the Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA). Here, Syar S. Alia speaks to FMA’s programme coordinator for gender and ICT, Lisa S. Garcia, to take a closer look at the research findings.

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Twitter lessons learned: WAM!'s report reveals findings that support and enhance APC's research

Posted Mon 1 Jun 2015 - 23:52 | 7,261 views
In late 2014 the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) began publishing findings from our seven-country End Violence research project, which included an analysis of Twitter's reporting procedures. Case studies that involved abuse on Twitter and steps the company could take to improve the safety of their platform. Around the same time, the US organisation Women, Action and the Media (...